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June 2016 - AirBnB

This place is amazing...

“This place is amazing and we had a fantastic time. We had 11 adults and 2 children and was plenty of room for all. Both the main house and the guest house were in great condition and everything worked. Excellent location with most Cairns attractions close by and was a very cheap taxi from CBD when we decided to go out. Pool is amazing! David was a great host, gave us some handy tips on arrival and then left us to it. Highly recommend this place for a family gathering. We would love to come back!”



August 2015 - Flipkey

Great location, easy living

Red Arrow Lodge is amazing, the owner was always available if we needed assistance and made us feel welcome, We had baskets of food on arrival and cots high chairs all available for use. I could not recommend this stay enough. Had a great time excellent location close to everything.

Julie B, Port Hedland, Australia

August 2015 - Flipkey

Great Location!


Dear Dave, Many thanks for an enjoyable stay at the Red Arrow Lodge. What a fabulous property! We loved the 'Pool House' where we stayed with our toddler which made it easier for us and him. Many thanks also for the loan of the Porta-Cot greatly appreciated. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Thank you! Katie & Adam Dobson Victoria

July 2015 - Flipkey


A group of 9 of us stayed here and absolutely loved it. There was more than enough room for everybody not to be in each others faces all the time. The owner was very helpful and we loved the lovely arrival basket and fresh fruit that was left for us. The house was close to everything yet felt like we were tucked away on our own being surrounded by the botanical garden.

deed388, Sydney

By postcard, March 29 2015

Dear David,

Thank you very much for your hospitality during our stay. My friends and I had a great time in Cairns. Please let me know when you come to Japan. I hope to see you again. Best regards, Nobuaki.

P.S. Please pass on our gratitude to Lizzie, who gave us huge help by email and message of AirBnB

By email, August 2014

We loved our stay at Red Arrow and will be back. We have already recommended

it to a few people, it such a beautiful home & perfect location.

Thank you once again for everything!!

Kind Regards

Trina B

March 2014, FlipKey

Great place to for a big group


Dave was great, he met us there and showed us through the lodge and gave us our not so little starter pack of fruit, juice, milk, etc. It was very child friendly with everything we needed and was clean and tidy. Short ride to town but felt like you were in the middle of the rainforest, great place!

Todd, Sydney

September 2013, TrueLocal

A group of friends and I recently spent a week in glorious FNQ and stayed at Red Arrow Lodge. David gave us a warm welcome and tour around his beautiful home hidden on the hill behind the Botanic gardens and Red Arrow walking trail. We were instantly relaxed and couldn't wait to kick back around the pool.

The property is split in to two separate homes with the pool in between. We filled both houses and although the majority of our time was spent as a group around the pool or sharing a meal/drink in the kitchen/living space of the main lodge; the layout of the property allowed for plenty of space to relax undisturbed in a far off corner or two!

(Also if you happen like we did to have some musical talent in the group - there's a mini-grand piano to be tinkled on!)

The lodge and pool house have everything you need - literally a home away from home. No one wanted to leave at the end of our week and I would book to stay again in a flash!!!

So, if you're looking to travel to Cairns as a large group I would highly recommend booking in to RED ARROW LODGE.


August 2013, FlipKey

Home away from Home


Dave was a great host and met us on arrival to show us around.

We occupied both the main house and the boat house and the welcome packs were very generous and consisted of heaps of fruit, two bottles of wine, a box of assorted cheeses, a breakfast starter of baon & eggs and a pantry full of other goodies.

Accomodation was great, wish we knew how to play the piano. Great views of Cairns harbour from the balcony.

Close to the CBD and a short walk to the Botanical gardens and coffee shops.

We also had a residnet bush turkey that visited us every morning on the balcony looking for hand outs.

Dave was quick to respond when we had issues e.g. one of the bikes had a flat tire and was fixed within 24 hrs.

Its Ok to drive up the drive way but a real pain when you have to walk it, not too good for unfit people or th elderly. Would also benmefit from some night lighting as quite hary navitgating it at night via the light of a mobile phone.

Bob, Alexandria

Red Arrow Lodge, 30-34 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Lodge and Pool House from $660 per night high season and $560 pn low season

The Red Arrow Lodge is a modern 4 bedroom house on a 3 acre hillside site which was part of an historic property known as Arcadia. The original house, which is next door, is the oldest house in Edge Hill dating from 1904. The Lodge sleeps 8 guests and shares a beautiful swimming pool with a 3 bedroom luxury Pool Cottage that sleeps 5. The lodge has everything you could need for a fabulous holiday - even a baby grand piano.

Collins Avenue, which passes through the middle of the Botanical Gardens is the most beautiful street to drive or walk in Cairns. Take an early morning walk along Collins for breakfast at the Botanical gardens restaurant. Giant Raintrees draped with ferns , lush beds of ginger and gorgeous geometrical fan palms decorate the footpath. Colourful Brush-Turkeys often cross the road or you may hear the strange haunting call of the Orange-footed Scrub Fowl.

On the way, you pass the Tanks Arts Centre which has an exciting mix of concerts , theatre and art exhibitions. The morning market at the Tanks on the last Sunday of the month (April-November) is lots of fun too.  


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Location: 30-34 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill (4km north of Cairns CBD)

  •  5 minute walk to Botanical gardens and restaurant
  • 4km or 5 minutes by taxi (ph: 131008) from Cairns airport
  • 10 minute walk to Edge Hill village – Bistro / restaurants, bottle shop, newsagent, hair-dresser and day-spa
  • Timetable & routes for Sunbus services  131 ,  110/111 ,  113/120 ,  121    
  • Taxi:Ph 131008

 Designer Home – 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sea views and pool

  • All bedrooms have air-conditioning and over-head fans
  • Queen bedroom 1 – below main living area with panoramic window views over Trinity Bay. Ensuite with shower and spa, galley kitchen, fridge, direct access to the pool deck, TV
  • Queen bedroom 2 – ensuite with shower, built in wardrobe and direct access to the main circular verandah
  • Queen bedroom 3 – ensuite with shower and spa, walk-in robe
  • Queen bedroom 4 - built in wardrobe. Shares the bathroom with bedroom 3 (separate door from passage)
  • Huge open plan living area with panoramic windows opens onto deck over-looking Trinity Bay
  • Galley style kitchen with island bench gas 5 burner hob, double oven, undercover gas BBQ
  • Electrolux dishwasher
  • Side by side Samsung fridge/freezer
  • Sharp microwave, Blender, Braun stick mixer, Global knives, coffee maker
  • Indoor dining seating and table setting for 8
  • Baumatic 7kg washer, Omega dryer, iron/board
  • Large screen TV
  • Downstairs sitting area with large screen TV, Foxtel
  • Baby grand piano
  • Gym equipment
  • Ping Pong table

Modern poolside cottage – 3 air-conditioned bedrooms, 1 bathroom

  • King bedroom 1 - built in wardrobe, TV
  • Double bedroom 2 – built in wardrobe
  • Single bedroom 3 – built in wardrobe
  • Tiled bathroom shared between 3 bedrooms
  • 4 ring electric hob and oven, microwave, undercover gas BBQ
  • Coffee maker, dishwasher
  • Large screen TV, CD player, record player, radio, Foxtel
  • Free ADSL internet
  • Laundry – 5kg washer, dryer, laundry tub, clothes line behind cottage

Rates: Red Arrow Lodge and Pool Cottage, Edge Hill

Weekly Daily (Price guide: Daily pp for 13 people) Minimum Stay

Peak Season 2017:   April 1st-18th, Jun 1st-Oct 31st, Dec 9th-17th, Jan 9th-21st 2018

Weekly $4865.00 ($695.00) $53.46 7 nights
5 or 6 nights $810.00 $62.31 5 nights
Off-peak Season 2017:  Jan 23-Mar 31, Apr 19th-May 31st, Nov 1st-Dec 8th 
Weekly $4165.00 ($595.00) $45.77 7 nights
5 or 6 nights $695.00 $53.46 5 nights
Christmas 2017: Dec 18th - Jan 8th 2018
Weekly $5670.00 $810.00 $62.31 7 nights
Cleaning fee per stay: $400

Please note: there is a weekly electricity allowance of $150 to encourage fair use of the air-conditioning.

On arrival and before

  • We can do a grocery shop if you are arriving late ($50 service fee)
  • We will meet you with the keys and show you where everything is

A fantastic home for 13 guests in Cairns most beautiful suburb.  Edge Hill fiveways is just a 10 minute walk down beautiful Collins Avenue through the Flecker Botanical Gardens. Cairns Esplanade and all the fun and nightlife that the city has to offer is less than 4km from the Lodge (about a 5 minute taxi ride).  Enjoy this unique hillside home, close to everything but with the privacy that goes with 3 acres of surrounding forest and garden.

  Send us your details now to book this wonderful holiday home


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